Be Careful

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by Taylamw, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. Taylamw

    Taylamw Bobtail Member

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    These are local companies I would be careful working for. They are all located in IOWA.

    Bullseye Trucking - The equipment breaks down pretty much every week.

    Corell Contractors - Union so lack of work. The transportation manager Dennis is miserable AF and will make problems with you for no reason, except too. The equipment always breaks down and the mechanic acts like the driver causes it - Most of the trucks are 90's macks and old. This company retaliates against woman that file sexual harassment complaints. There was a woman that was rubbed against by a male driver and she was then fired.

    Sandstone Management - All of the trucks are always breaking down every day and only certain drivers get hours/work. If the driver makes a dvir with mechanical issues listed that NEED FIXED - Management wont give any hours. 5% union dues taking every week even if you don't want to be part of the union?
     
  2. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Generally that's how unions work lol. Top seniority employees go to work first. Doesn't matter if you do or don't want to join the union. If its a union job, you join the union or take a walk.
     
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  3. Taylamw

    Taylamw Bobtail Member

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    I understand how a union works, but in this case they should've stated that from the beginning of employment - It was never stated! They just stated we have so much work, we can't keep up. They should've stated we're not going to keep you busy juts give you 6 hours a week and hope you stick around. I filled out dvir and had the trucks fixed - that i drove - issues not fixed and same drama.
     
  4. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    Not necessarily. In many states these days, union membership is optional, even when the workers are represented by a union.
     
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  5. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    in any situation of any sexual misconduct, consult a lawyer first, to start a paper trail. most likely the lawyer may say, report that to the company. but i'd go one step further, and call the local news station. (many lawyers now specialize in sexual misconduct)

    no one wants to see a news camera on thier property.

    but it also has to be a valid sexual misconduct claim.

    in "some" instances, the person or person involved have a grudge against the co-workers and cause problems of all types.

    in other instances, it is a "simple" mistake, not done in a malice way, like passing each other in a narrow hallway, maybe one person carrying boxes, or maybe putting on or taking off a jacket..

    i detest false claims, but i fully support VALID claims.
     
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    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I have seen in the past where there were union and non-union trucks. Union trucks went to work first, non-union got the leftover scraps.
     
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    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    yes, this was true at a former employer of mine. when things slowed down during the year, the non-union guys (usually o/o's) were told to stay home. only IF they griped too much, would they be called back to work for maybe a day or 2....

    frankly, i never liked the mix of the 2.....to me, it's one or the other, not both.
     
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